Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Autumn 2020 TBR

Hello my fellow bookworms. Today, I am taking part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:

~ Books On My Fall 2020 TBR ~

There are many wonderful books awaiting me on my bookshelf and Kindle, however here are ten books (mostly suitably mysterious and spooky books for R.I.P) I am really hoping to get to over the golden, autumnal months of September, October and November:

1. The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris – After loving Harris’ The Gospel of Loki and Runemarks, I am looking forward to more of her refreshing, re-imagining of the Norse Gods and legends series, especially finding out what that pesky Loki gets up to next!

2. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick – If you read this blog regularly enough then you will know I love a good dual-narrative, historical-fiction, so it will be interesting to try this one from a new-to-me author, that I’ve heard good things about.

3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – This feels like the perfect time of year to indulge in a comforting re-read of Austen’s tale of young, sweet, naïve  Catherine Morland, whose love of gothic novels has her imagining spooks and villains everywhere. A witty, satirical parody that playfully pokes fun at gothic novels.

4. S5 Uncovered by James Durose-Rayner – As a leftover from my Summer 2020 TBR, I really I hope to finally get round to reading this crime thriller from a new-to-me author, that is based around a series of true events exposed in the BBC’s Panorama programme.

5. Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart –Another leftover from my Summer 2020 TBR, it has been too long since I read one of Stewart’s wonderful, romantic suspense novels. My last being the brilliant The Moonspinners, last summer! So I look forward to reading this, her first published suspense novel.

6. Crooked House by Agatha Christie – I have woefully read very little by the queen of crime, so I was hoping to rectify that a bit when I picked up a bargain, super-cute hardback copy of this standalone murder mystery, said to be one of Christie’s favourites of her own work.

7. The Mother’s Day Mystery by Peter Bartram – The next book I have lined up to read from Bartram’s nostalgic crime series, following Colin Crampton, ace crime reporter for the Brighton Evening Chronicle, in the 1960s. In this adventure there is a suspected serial-killer on the loose!

8. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King – This is also the next book I have lined up in another nostalgic crimes series: the fifth Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery. This instalment holds exotic promises, as it sees them investigating in British-occupied Palestine.

9. The Thursday Mystery Club by Richard Osman – Now for a brand-new mystery from a debut author, who was formerly best known as the super-smart guy that presents the quiz show, Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. I have been hearing great things about this, so exciting to read it!

10. Demon Seed by Dean Koontz – Last but not least, we have this short, techno horror. I have to admit this has been gathering dust on my TBR bookshelf for years, but now I have read and enjoyed other books by this author, I have dug it out to give it its fair chance too.

Now over to you: Have you read any of these books and think I should bump them to the top of my list? What do you hope to read this autumn?

Also if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic, too, then please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.


33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Autumn 2020 TBR

  1. I love mysterious books in the fall! There’s just something about the season. I haven’t read much Christie but I’d like to read more.

    1. Hello Christopher, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face. 😊 I hope we both able to read more of Agatha Christie’s novels, which I agree are just perfect for autumn. 🍂

  2. I vote for moving The Phantom Tree up to the top! I really enjoyed it. I’ve read two others, but they were both a long time ago, so I can’t remember much about them (Stewart, Koontz). I know I liked them, though.

    You have a good, spooky list here! I’m looking forward to doing some RIP reading in October, too!

  3. I really enjoyed both Madam, Will You Talk? and The Phantom Tree. Crooked House is a Christie novel I haven’t read yet, so I would be interested to hear more about it, especially if it was one of her own favourites.

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed both Madam, Will You Talk? and The Phantom Tree – They are both high on my list to read soon! Also hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for my thoughts on Crooked House! 😃

  4. Madam Will You Talk is a great pick! Mary Stewart is always good for fall. I’ve not read the others (except for Northanger Abbey which you know already) but they sound interesting too, especially the Loki one. Enjoy your fall reading!

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